Philippine experienced an aggressive case of an earthquake on Thursday. The natural phenomenon got to a power plant triggering power outages and caused numerous landslides. There were two casualties, and another 100 locals were injured. On top of that, the central country has now its buildings and roads cracked. The Philippine earthquake had a 6.5 magnitude.
The Leyte Town of Kananga Was at the Center of the Philippine Earthquake
On Thursday, Philippines was hit by a powerful earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey stated that the hearth of the phenomenon was 4 miles bellow Leyte Island. This depth was too superficial to protect the country from dire consequences. The Philippine Fault System was the block that caused the aggressive tectonic movement.
Therefore, the critical point of the event was located in the Leyte town of Kananga. This is where two people succumbed to death while other four were reported as missing persons. An entire building collapsed and crushed 21 locals. Other six were trapped under rubble. Fortunately, a team of rescuers saved them.
The eastern side was cut off from power due to the damaged geothermal power plant in the town of Jaro. A spokeswoman for National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council, Romina Marasigan, stated that those nearby constructions of light materials didn’t survive the quake and collapsed.
The aftermath of the 6.5 magnitude quake was of high intensity as well. There were at least 241 aftershocks that happened on Friday morning. Therefore, authorities warned locals to remain vigilant and watch out for any possible landslides, especially in upland regions affected by rain.
Villages that recorded high damages received groups of army engineers and soldiers. These troops tried to solve some critical situations, including blocked roads that allowed no traffic at all.
The event took place in a region that had already encountered other natural disasters such as the Typhoon Haiyan in 2013. This phenomenon resulted in 7,300 people that were either dead or missing. On top of that, around 5 million villagers had to leave their wrecked homes.
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